Clearances & Fingerprinting

Pursuant to state, federal, and local requirements, we require the following clearances:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks (Act 114) - fee varies depending on the service code used
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113) - $13
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks (SP4-164) -  $22
  • Mandated Reporter Training - Free

We cannot accept clearances performed previously for volunteer positions.

Fingerprinting and FBI Background Check (Act 114)

We require all employees to undergo an FBI Background Check (Act 114), which requires applicants to submit fingerprints.

Schedule an Appointment
Please call (814) 887-5512 for any questions regarding fingerprinting.
Appointments must be scheduled online through the IdentoGo website
The IU9 does not schedule fingerprinting appointments.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
We not not accept walk ins at this time.

Please plan to provide payment at the time of fingerprinting. We accept all major credit cards and money orders or business checks made payable to “IdentoGo.” We cannot accept cash or personal checks.

Submit Fingerprint and Background Check Information

Telephonic registration is also available at (844) 321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a. m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Applicants will provide all demographic data during the pre-enrollment process.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113)

Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately.

Child Abuse History Clearance Online

Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks (SP4-164)

Applicants may apply for their criminal record at the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History website.

Apply for PA Criminal Record Check

The PATCH unit does not mail PATCH check results requested via the EPATCH website. It is the requestor’s responsibility to print and provide the “No Record” or “Record” response.

If you have questions about the Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Checks form (SP4 164), please call (717) 783-9973 or toll free (888) 783-7972.

Mandated Reporter Training  - Act 126

All IU9 employees must complete the Mandated Reporter Training Online Course provided by the PA Child Welfare Resource Center in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh. This is a free online course and requires approximately three hours to complete. The course covers Signs of Child Abuse & Child Abuse Law Provisions: Mandatory Reporting. The online course does not cover the individual school's reporting policy, the Professional Educator Discipline Act, or maintaining appropriate relationships.

Begin Mandated Reporter Training

The last page of the online course has a certificate of completion. Print the page as proof of completion, and provide a copy to IU9 human resources.